Titans fall short again on Sunday at Stanford 5-6, remaining winless to start off the 2018 season and losing the overall series to the Cardinal 0-3.
The Titans struck first in this one, with two runs in the top of the first inning. However they also continued their streak of allowing Stanford to score from the start of the game, as the Cardinal came out firing with four runs in the bottom of the same inning. Their lead did not last long after a quick turnaround and Stanford led 4-2 going into the second.
In the second, Jake Pavletich closed the gap with a run of his own 3-4, off of a sacrifice hit from Hank LoForte. The Cardinal answered though with a run scored each in the fourth and sixth innings bringing the score back up to 6-3.
It was in the Seventh inning that the Titans looked promising with a 2-run home run from Ruban Cardenas. It was the first home run of the season for Cardenas as well as the first HR for Fullerton. The impressive strike brought the score to 6-5, and a comeback was on the horizon.
Fullerton got the tying run just 90 feet away from scoring in the ninth, but unfortunately couldn’t pick up the two-out hit it needed. The comeback fell just short and the Titans went on to lose their third straight game to start the season.
The Fullerton bullpen remained consistent, as Blake Workman pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five hits, giving up no earned runs and walking one batter. Dillon Brown went 3.1 innings, surrendered just three hits and a run while striking out three.
The Titans will look to rebound in their home opener on Tuesday Feb. 20, as they’ll take on Nevada at 6 pm PT at Goodwin Field.